Learning from the Wuhan COVID-19 Data on the Fly

Upon an invitation by Nature Microbiology, former Biostat postdoctoral fellow Chaolong Wang and Professor Xihong Lin published a Behind the Paper blog entitled “Learning from the Wuhan COVID19 Data on the Fly” about their recent Nature paper on “Reconstruction of the full … Continue reading “Learning from the Wuhan COVID-19 Data on the Fly”

DFCI Zoominars for Data Science Lineup

We are pleased to announce a new weekly Zoominar for Data Science. Rather than a traditional seminar format, Rafael Irizarry will moderate a Q&A with invited speakers on various topics in data … Continue reading “DFCI Zoominars for Data Science Lineup”

Undetected Cases Speed COVID-19 Spread and a Potential Second Wave

Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics Xihong Lin along with a team of scientists from Huazhong Science and Technology University in Wuhan, including the co-corresponding author Chaolong Wang, a former Biostats postdoctoral fellow, recently published … Continue reading “Undetected Cases Speed COVID-19 Spread and a Potential Second Wave”

Help Distributing Undergrad COVID-19 Survey

With assistance from Professor of Biostatistics Xihong Lin, a group of undergraduates from various universities recently developed a survey to assess the effects of COVID-19 on undergraduate communities. The data they hope to capture … Continue reading “Help Distributing Undergrad COVID-19 Survey”

Alums Zack Mccaw & Lu Tian and Prof LJ Wei Publish Paper on Analytic Methods for COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Department alumni Dr. Zachary McCaw, PhD ’19 and Dr. Lu Tian, PhD ’02, and Professor of Biostatistics Dr. Lee-Jen Wei are among the authors who recently published a methods paper on “How to Quantify … Continue reading “Alums Zack Mccaw & Lu Tian and Prof LJ Wei Publish Paper on Analytic Methods for COVID-19 Clinical Trials”

Curtis Huttenhower and Yonatan Grad Receive Incubation Award

Dr. Curtis Huttenhower, Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and Dr. Yonatan Grad, Melvin J. and Geraldine L. Glimcher Assistant Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, were selected for an Incubation Award from the Harvard … Continue reading “Curtis Huttenhower and Yonatan Grad Receive Incubation Award”

Francesca Dominici to Speak at COVID-19 Town Hall – 7/15

Dr. Francesca Dominici, the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science and co-director of the Harvard Data Science Initiative, will speak at the upcoming COVID-19 Town Hall Series presented by … Continue reading “Francesca Dominici to Speak at COVID-19 Town Hall – 7/15”

COVID-19 Strain in Beijing Outbreak May Have Come from Southeast Asia

Research Associate Georg Hahn and Professor Christoph Lange are part of a team of researchers performing genomic analysis of COVID-19, with their latest work being published on the preprint website medRxiv.org. Via Reuters 7.2.20 A strain of COVID-19 … Continue reading “COVID-19 Strain in Beijing Outbreak May Have Come from Southeast Asia”

Nature Article Explores R as the Pandemic’s Misunderstood Metric

Professor Xihong Lin‘s new website was recently featured in an article published in Nature last week; “A guide to R — the pandemic’s misunderstood metric“, which sought to explore what the reproduction number can and can’t tell us about … Continue reading “Nature Article Explores R as the Pandemic’s Misunderstood Metric”

Francesca Dominici & Team Receive Star-Friedman Funding

Congratulations to Francesca Dominici, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science and Co-Director of the Data Science Initiative, who was recently selected as the recipient of the 2020 Star-Friedman … Continue reading “Francesca Dominici & Team Receive Star-Friedman Funding”